Being an even-numbered year, this Thanksgiving weekend was supposed to be a Logan family reunion, when we gather together and play games, make puzzles, and go on hikes. We share delicious food and our lives. We talk about what’s happened over the past two years and make predictions for the next couple.
This year, we didn’t meet. And none of us had 2020 in our predictions.
Instead, we stayed with our individual families, still thankful for those in our lives and the good that has happened.
- My family. You’re the best!
- My friends. As one said this morning, “You kept me sane this year.” Likewise.
- Health. It’s been “interesting” but as brother Bob says, “Every day above ground is a good day.” My condolences to those who have lost someone dear.
- Modern medicine. Had we lived at any time much earlier than now… ’nuff said. And that goes for more than just this year.
- Pets. Ours are amateur therapy animals. I love a dog or cat flopped hard against me. And the grins that come from both ends of the leash make it easy to ignore the weather.
- Social media. I’ve enjoyed looking at what my friends and family have posted today. It’s not the same as being there, or even being on the phone/Zoom, but it’s nice.
- The internet and music. Without these, I don’t think surviving 2020 would have been possible.
- Voters. I’m thankful for all 154,000,000 or so that participated in our great experiment. I’m hopeful for the coming years. Let’s work together.
This is just a partial list, both in (1) who and what is included and (2) why.
Have you considered why you could be thankful?